A report from the Innovation Economy Council, an industry coalition, argues that Canada’s biomanufacturing strategy must look beyond vaccines and move into the even more important field cell and gene therapies. Federal support will be crucial to ensuring that these facilities are located in innovation centres across the country where they can thrive.Read More
Author: Mark Lowey
The “AGtech Innovation Sandbox” in British Columbia — which received $10 million in federal funding — aims to build a collaborative network of SMEs to grow the province’s ag-tech sector, based on an innovation model used to support companies developing digital health technologies. Meanwhile, Vancouver is ranked No. 9 in the world’s top 35 “ag-tech and new food” ecosystems, according to a new report from Startup Genome.Read More
Major tech sectors in cities and provinces across the country saw growth in venture capital investment in the first quarter of this year, but all the sectors face challenges attracting and retaining a workforce given the global competition for tech talent.Read More
The federal government’s new climate plan is the most credible ever produced with the policies needed to meet Canada’s climate goals, but it will take accelerated policy implementation, massive private and public investment, and unprecedented technology deployment to actually achieve carbon emissions-reduction targets in 2030 and 2050, according to two independent think tanks.Read More
Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions increased the most of any province or territory between 2005 and 2020 and Alberta has the largest and fastest-growing GHG emissions in Canada, largely driven by expansion of oil and gas operations, according to the 2022 national inventory report on GHG emissions in Canada.Read More
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has made some progress in implementing the two-year old federal Indigenous Strategic Research Plan, although Indigenous stakeholders caution it could take generations to fully implement the plan and see the impact on reconciliation.Read More
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will now consider a research proposal and grant application written entirely in nêhiyawewin (Cree language) after initially rejecting it, and will pilot a first-of-its-kind merit review by Cree-speaking scholars of the proposal.Read More
The public and private sectors in British Columbia are leading the rest of Canada with policies and investment to grow the biogas-renewable natural gas sector so it can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve Canada’s climate goals, industry experts say.Read More
A family-owned dairy farm in Ontario that invested $4 million in a biogas system is seeing economic and environmental benefits from the waste-to-energy technology, says owner Gord Green of Greenholm Farms.Read More
Given the optimal policy mix, expanding the biogas-renewable natural gas sector could play a significant role in achieving Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report by the Canadian Biogas Association.Read More
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